Sunday, 5 January 2014

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London (lots of photos!)

Hello lovelies, before I start with the photos I just want to say that if you're going to the Studio Tour soon perhaps you might
not want to look at my photos until afterwards. I didn't look at anyone's photos before I went - I think maybe it would ruin the
surprise. I'm not going to give anything away by telling you what happens or the order of things at the tour, but of course the
photos are going to show you things you might not have realised were there. I must say that all of this is a million times more
impressive in real life, and there are a million more things to see than what I'll show you here.

As a huge Harry Potter fan, I was beyond excited when I received tickets from Mark for Christmas 2012. We finally got round
to going on my birthday, December 1st. Now, Mark had never read the books or seen the films. Upon receiving the tickets, we
decided Mark had better watch all of the films so he could appreciate the tour too. He became totally hooked - he loved it! He
loved the tour just as much as me & I can honestly say it is so worth a visit. I want to go again!! As we visited in December, you
can see snow around (just look at Hogwarts!!). I'd be interested to visit to see how it differs when it isn't Winter too.

It took me such a long time to narrow down the photos to even this many! Now I have some advice for anyone who is going to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Make sure you charge your batteries - we took a Canon DSLR, a Nikon bridge camera & our iPhone 5s. The two cameras died before we'd barely started - I was gutted! Take photos of everything you want to, and don't be afraid to pose with the props! The tour is split into sections, once you leave a section, you can't go back so spend as much time as you need to before moving on. Prepare to get a little bit emotional - awe, joy, sadness, excitement - you name it, if you grew up with Harry Potter like I did it's insane to see it set out like this and to learn things about the making of the films that will fascinate you and make you feel totally inspired. Make sure you take money or a card, the gift shop is amazing and you'll want to buy everything! Last of all, wear comfortable shoes because you're going to be on your feet for most of the tour.

Have you been to the Studio Tour? Would you like to go?
You can book your tickets here.

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  1. Happy New Year Hannah! Isn't it just AMAZING?! I've been wanting to go again, ever since I went last summer. I felt like a little kid, practically skipping around the entire thing. It's such a fantastic experience! xx

  2. Aww I'm so jealous I really want to go there.
    Need to go asap!


  3. You lucky, lucky thing. *huffs off in a strop* I want to see Dobby too! x

  4. Gosh I'm not a potter fan (blasphemous I know!) But it all looks so awesome! A few friends have been and its all good reviews, making me very intrigued x

  5. Great photos! I can't wait to go here! Glad to have stumbled across your blog :D xoxo

  6. Looks like you guys had such a fun day, love these photos! I have to admit I never really got into Harry Potter, I was always more of a LOTR girl & I always felt like I was missing something when my friends would rave about it! Ollie is a big fan though & when we went to Florida he made me do the HP section at Universal Studios, and surprisingly I did quite enjoy it even though I had no idea what anything was! ;)

  7. I went. Me, me! I've been! Yes, so good! Your pictures are so much better than mine even with the camera mishaps you had. Mine all came out blue. I had to convert them to black and white to combat the blue! It looks like you had so much fun, and I don't think too many pictures were taken, I would have enjoyed more. Did you try the butterbeer?

    Aw, also, Mark's bear jumper. You cuties.

    Emma x

  8. Considering I loved reading as a teenager I'm not sure how I never got into Harry just didn't happen for me - but this looks amazing!! I'm glad you had such a great day!

  9. This is such a wonderful post Hannah, it's made me re-live my own trip! I did, however, visit with four 7 year olds and a 3 year old so I didn't quite get to see everything I wanted so I hope to go back at some point soon!! I'm so happy you enjoyed your day there together - your photos are fab!!!

    Good luck with getting through your list of things to do and, if you do start doing the Happy Days project, make sure you let me know as I'd love to follow! And yay that I introduced you to some new blogs and you're now following The Finer Things Club - Bee is so awesome!!


  10. I'm not massively into Harry Potter but the film sets always looked amazing on screen and I bet they're just so interesting to look around in real life! The attention to detail is just wonderful, looks like you went at the best time looks lovely all Christmassy! Glad you had a fab day, what a fantastic Christmas/birthday treat!

    Also, THANK YOU for my header! It's so cute, way better than my effort. Definitely prettied up my blog, thanks again! xxx

  11. I can't tell you how envious I am that you got to visit the studio tour - it looks seriously amazing! I'm a massive HP fan so I can imagine that it is a wonderful experience. Hopefully I'll get around to visiting one of these days :) xxx

  12. Wow that must have been so incredible to see. These photos are fantastic. I feel like I am in the movie just looking at them.

  13. I really want to go this year - but it's so far away from me, and I think i'd have to arrange accomodation too. I saw a bunch of youtubers had a christmas party there and i was sooo jealous! x

  14. Ever so slightly jealous Hannah. I really want to go, but can't imagine my little boys would get the benefit yet. Happy new year to you too xx


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